08/04/15 11:34am

The Summer 2015 edition of ‘The Responder’ Newsletter (PDF) has some great information in it from the Alexandria Fire Department. The issue covers fire safety tips, run statistics for the department, AFD’s engagement in the Alexandria, Virginia community, and more. Check it out at the link above.

08/04/15 10:50am

GOP debate
Via RosemontVA, Fox News is looking for a few politically minded Millennials (age 20-30) to be a part of the pre-debate coverage for ‘On The Record with Greta Van Susteren‘ at Fox News Channel this Thursday in the 7:00 PM hour.

The panel would talk to Greta about what they’re looking for in a candidate and what the main issues are that impact young adults. *Please, no Millennials who are currently, or have previously worked for candidates.*

Please e-mail Carrie Flatley by the end of the day TODAY if interested in being part of the panel. The Millennials must be in the DC area so they can be on set with Greta.

08/03/15 3:42pm

Beatley Library

The Alexandria Library is pleased to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library located at 5005 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Library’s trained staff is available to help you with the submission of new passport applications, supply copies of applicable forms, and provide information on other passport services. Passport application review and submission services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis during the following times:

  • Tuesday through Thursday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 You will need the following items to apply for a passport:

  •  Passport application form DS-11
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Photo identification
  • One 2”x2” passport photo
  • Passport fees

For applications forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and information, visit the only official website for passport information.

For more information, visit the Alexandria Library’s Passport Page or call 703-746-1702.

08/03/15 3:34pm

Nowhere to park...yet

Ad Hoc Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting to be Held August 12

The Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee will hold its eighth meeting on Wednesday, August 12 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at City Hall, 301 King Street, in Room 1101 (1st Floor).  This meeting will focus on the draft pedestrian and bicycle strategies to be included in the Master Plan update.

The update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will include an evaluation of existing conditions, issues, constraints and needs, as well as a review of existing policies, goals and objectives. Pedestrian and bicycle projects will be identified, along with future bikeshare station locations, and strategies to implement the plan.  The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide guidance to City staff on the update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and the development of Complete Streets Design Guidelines.

For more information, including meeting materials, visit this link or contact Steve Sindiong, Principal Transportation Planner at 703.746.4047.

(Flickr Pool photo via Adam Fagen, on Flickr)